Bill de Blasio doubles down on Progressive rhetoric just a week after his initial muted remarks on Trump’s win.
After the election results, the NYC mayor said that he hoped the President-elect would remember the lessons of ‘inclusion’ and tolerance as a native New Yorker.
(That’s not condescending at all!)
New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio called for more anti-Donald Trump protests that have tied up traffic and sucked up law enforcement resources in the city.
De Blasio, who recently launched his 2017 reelection bid, told New York’s Hot 97 radio Monday, following days of anti-Trump protests across the country, that demonstrations should continue specifically because the final popular vote count will be in Hillary Clinton’s favor so Trump does not have a mandate.
“We have to recognize that all over this country, the more disruption that’s caused peacefully … the more it will change the trajectory of things,” De Blasio said.
Read more: The Daily Caller
The mounting costs for police resources alone to keep these protests in check should be enough to have a Mayor discourage them.
Oh, wait, Progressive. Just throw more money at it.
The outspoken leftist Mayor was ‘concerned’ about Trump’s appointments:
Speaking one day after Trump’s “60 Minutes” sitdown, de Blasio said the President-elect’s comments on appointing anti-abortion Supreme Court justices and his selection of Stephen Bannon as chief strategist are concerning.
Of Bannon — the head of incendiary website Breitbart — de Blasio said, “An organization that’s been closely linked to white supremacists is going to have a representative in the White House.”
De Blasio said, “We need to hold Trump accountable for anything he does that encourages hate and division … The more extreme he is, the more people fight back, the more it takes away his power.”
The mayor also said that Trump’s comments on the campaign trail about stepping up stop and frisk wouldn’t happen in New York as long as he’s mayor.
“That’s not going to happen on my watch,” the mayor said.
Read more: New York Daily News
Alright, New Yorkers. You know what to do. Support a different candidate for Mayor. One that understands our electoral system and doesn’t want to disenfranchise over 60 million voters.
Will it hurt or help his reelection bid now that he admits he has no clue about why we have the Electoral College?
It’ll probably help as there are apparently millions of people out there that don’t get it either.
Speaking of the Electoral College and Hillary’s ‘Popular Vote’ win Liberals the world over are touting, the Wall Street Journal has a great article that slams right back at that rhetoric:
Hillary Clinton looks likely to win the popular vote for President, and so arrive the perennial calls for a direct popular election. Even Donald Trump said on CBS’s “60 Minutes” this weekend that he’d prefer “simple votes.” But the Electoral College, for all its imperfections, is still a better way to choose a President.
The fact that Mrs. Clinton won the popular vote may console Democrats, but if that were the measure of victory we would have had a different campaign. Both candidates would have parked themselves in populous states like New York, and Mr. Trump would have spent weeks in Texas. As it is, the Republican nominee didn’t compete in Illinois or California, allowing Mrs. Clinton to pile up big majorities. Mrs. Clinton’s advantage in California alone—more than 2.7 million votes—accounts for more than her projected margin of victory of about two million.
One feature of the Electoral College is that it picks a decisive winner as early as possible. Mr. Trump’s victory across the Midwest gave him a solid majority in the Electoral College that everyone acknowledged. There was no waiting for absentee ballots or recounts. If you think a recount in one state like Florida in 2000 was corrosive, imagine a tight popular vote with contested results in 50 states and thousands of counties. The opportunities for fraud, or claims of fraud, would be endless.
Read more: Wall Street Journal
So, if Hillary’s popular vote lead has been caused by one state, can all you protesters STOP now?
She took California with all the celebrity endorsements, that’s no surprise.
Does Mayor de Blasio really want to dump the Electoral College, or is it sour grapes because his candidate lost?
Ok, one more time: